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This is how windy it gets around here

This is how windy it gets around here

My friend built me a number-board to make it easier for cab drivers to find the right address. It's all made from solid wood, and the number attached by two hooks and short lengths of chain
One hook was torn right out and the number blown about 90 degrees sideways.
This is why I don't like having small plants in th front garden!

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I am sure its repairable its lovely great if you need emergency services to

I assume humans broke it some sad people about if so. A little town by me is known for its flower beds around the town some yobs have torn up all one large bed of flowers in the town and threw them all over the road.

5 Aug, 2017


thanks Thrupennybit - I had to rescue one of my wheelie bins from across the road, the other [which had stuff in it] from the pavement down the road, thoiugh on the same side. Daren't put paper out for recycling unless i can put a couple of bricks on top of the sack, or it's all down the street.

It's the hook *away* from the hedge that was torn out; if it had been a person, odds are it would be hte near-side hook that went, as being easiest to get to?

My mate fixed it back, and he put another hook in the bottom left side, and chained that to the post lower down. Still there so far, touch wood.

Mainly it's used for when I have to get minicabs home - I had to try to tell them where to stop via the lamp-posts "there's a lamp-post with a bus stop on it, and my place is just beyond the next lamp-post". Even had a string of fairy lights until I got fed up of having to keep change the batteries!

5 Aug, 2017


It gets very windy here too Fran, one of the reasons I either choose small plants or plant them in a sheltered area.

5 Aug, 2017


I'm trying to find, or make, a sheltered area! some parts of the back garden are, but with the side path, other parts are like a wind tunnel. And the front is hardly protected; the wind comes mostly up the street, so the beds next to the drive are totally exposed.

Trying to make some sort of buffer - don't want to block the wind completely, because it'll only get deflected somewhere else, which could be even worse! just to break it up a bit, to decrease the impact. maybe some sort of trellis-screen. I've no idea if that'll work. or taller hardy plants at the edge, to buffer the smaller ones.

Lol all the "garden expert" books and "how to be a gardener" - never seen one called "how to garden in a wind tunnel"!!

5 Aug, 2017


A quick easy fix. Just pick up some 'hooks & eyes' from the hardware store.

5 Aug, 2017


Oh, it's fixed now - for now. But this was just to show the way the wind blows round here.

6 Aug, 2017

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